Jack the Cat’s Condition Upgraded

New York City NY, Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 – “This morning, we upgraded Jack the Cat’s condition from ‘critical’ to ‘serious and stable,’” announced board-certified criticalist Ben Davidson, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVEEC. “Jack has battled back from a steady stream of complications for the past 10 days. Today, his fever is gone. We’ve taken Jack off blood pressure medication, and he’s maintaining it on his own. And his wounds are starting to heal.”

Karen Pascoe, Jack’s owner, is elated by the news. “I couldn’t be more thrilled,” she said by phone from California. “After all Jack’s been through, this is a big step toward getting his life back to normal.”

Jack was rushed to BluePearl after his 61-day ordeal roaming lost in the JFK International Airport.

The elusive cat was bound for California when he got loose and disappeared after Pascoe had checked him in. “By sheer good fortune, Jack accidently fell through a ceiling tile in the airport,” says BluePearl Veterinary Partners spokeswoman Joanne Lynch. “If that tile hadn’t given way, I hate to imagine how tragic Jack’s fate might’ve been.”

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